Technical Procurement Category Manager
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the role:
We are looking for the Procurement Category Manager for our Technical Procurement Function. The role has the objective to collaborate in the definition of the strategy and manage budget for relative purchasing Category according to medium and long-term Group strategies.
Performs market analyses with the support of procurement analysists for the Category of responsibility, in order to constantly monitor the market and provide the management with updated specific analyses
Manages procurement activities (i.e. price list, quote allocation, etc.) for the Category of responsibility, ensuring product availability with agreed quality and service levels while optimizing value for Ferrero and applying the internal methodologies, procedures and tools
Performs spend analysis for the Category of responsibility in order to continuously improve the procurement performance
Conducts negotiation with suppliers of the Category of responsibility, in alignment with internal procedures and Ferrero Code of Business Conduct
Contributes to the risk profile evaluation for the Category of responsibility
Who we are looking for:
- 6/8 years of experience in Procurement
- Master's Degree in Engineering or Economics
- Previous roles in Technical procurement are considered as an asset
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Strong negotiation skills;
- Enthusiasm and commitment to excellence with a result-oriented approach;
- Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
- Available for international mobility.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.